using the SPAR and SeedMap Web Applications,
we recommend that you set up your
workstation as follows:
settings are usually a personal preference,
determined partly by the size of your
monitor. The SPAR Web Application
has been built to be viewed with a
display setting of 800 X 600 or higher.
A setting of 1024 X 768 will display
more of each page, requiring less
scrolling up and down.
you find that your browser toolbar
takes up a significant portion of
your screen, you can customize your
toolbar to make it smaller, or press
F11 to go to Full Screen view.
version 5.0 or higher is the preferred
browser to run both the SPAR and SeedMap
web applications. Note:
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations users
should contact their systems staff
for any software installations on
The Web Application Design Environment
that SPAR is built in does not support
the use of the Back button on your
Acrobat Reader version 4.0 or
higher. You will also need to
configure Adobe Acrobat Reader on
your workstation as follows:
4.0 Reader - go to File,
Preferences and remove the
tick mark beside 'Web Browser
5.0 Reader - go to Edit,
For the four Web Browser Options
at the top of the screen, the
only one that should have a tick
mark beside it is 'Allow Background
Downloads of Internet Explorer and
Adobe Acrobat Reader are free.
To download Internet Explorer, Click
To download Adobe Acrobat Reader,
Workstation Settings for SPAR Report
Submission of Microsoft Word or Excel
the My Computer icon on your Desktop.
Depending on the Windows Operating
system you are using - eg. Windows
XP or Windows NT 4.0, there may
be some slight differences on where
to find these settings in My Computer.
Windows XP, on the Tools menu, click
Windows NT 4.0, on the View menu,
the File Types tab, click the appropriate
file type in the Registered File
Types box. For example: Microsoft
Excel Worksheet or Microsoft Word
a check beside Confirm Open After
Download if it is not already checked
OK, and then click OK.
of SPAR Reports:
follow the above recommended settings,
when you submit a report in the SPAR
Web Application, the
File Download dialog box will appear.
You will have the following options:
this file from its current location.
When you select this option the
appropriate software (eg. Excel,
Word, Adobe Acrobat Reader) will
open showing the report. The filename
displayed will be 'Embedded File'.
You may then print or save the report.
this file to disk.
Select this option if you want to
save the report before opening.
After the report has been saved,
you will be prompted to open the
file. The appropriate software (eg.
Excel, Word, Adobe Acrobat Reader)
will open with the file selected.
ask before opening this type of
Keep the checkmark in this box,
unless you always want files to
either open or save without this
For more help with using SPAR and SeedMap, check out
the Online Help within the applications, or contact:
Seed Information Systems: